Adopt a tetrad

Adopting a Tetrad

One of the main aims of NatureSpot is to encourage widespread nature recording across the whole of Leicestershire and Rutland.  At the moment we have received no records at all from quite a lot of areas.  In an attempt to remedy this we are now asking all of our users to ‘adopt’ an unrecorded tetrad (2 km x 2 km square) during 2015 and to record as many species as possible from their chosen area – even common species such as Daisy and Hawthorn.  In this way we can begin to map the distribution of species across the two counties.

To facilitate this, we have listed below the tetrads from which no records have been received. Amazingly there are 236 of them, so you should have no difficulty in finding one that is convenient to you. Having chosen a likely square  you can visit the map on the 'Grab a Grid' (link below) and tick the box on the right of the page marked ‘2km square’.  Now enter the tetrad reference from our list into the box marked ‘Go to’ and click ‘Go’ – the map will now show the boundaries of your chosen tetrad in a pink box.  Remember where your tetrad crosses county boundaries, try and restrict your recording to remain within Leicestershire or Rutland!!!

Visit the Grab A Grid map.

Anyone is welcome to submit records for any of these areas but let us know if you are willing to visit and we will add your name below. It doesn't matter what you record, even common species would be a good start.

Name Tetrad Adopted by
Alexton Lodge SP89E  
Appleby Parva SK30E  
Ashby Folville North SK71B  
Ashby Folville South SK71A  
Ashley East SP89A  
Ashwell SK81R  
Ashwell Grange SK81L  
Asplin Wood SK42F  
Atherstone North SP39E  
Atterton SP39P  
Bagworth Wood SK40P David Nicholls
Barkby Thorpe SK60J  
Barkestone North SK73T  
Barrow, Rutland SK81X  
Barrowden South SP99P  
Barton in the Beans SK30Y  
Battle Flat SK41K  
Battram SK40J David Nicholls
Belmesthorpe TF01K  
Belmesthorpe Grange TF00P  
Belvoir SK83G  
Black-a-Moors Spinney SK52L  
Bottesford NW SK74V  
Boundary SK31J  
Branston SK82E  
Brooke SK80M  
Brooksby Grange SK61S  
Broughton Lodges SK72C  
Buckminster   SK82R  
Buckminster East SK82W  
Buckminster Lodge SK82Q  
Burton Lazars SK71T  
Burton Overy Lane SP69Z  
Caldecott North SP89S  
Carlton SK30X  
Carlton Curlieu SP69Y  
Castle Donington SK42N  
Castle Donington NW SK42J  
Catthorpe SP57P  
Catthorpe South SP57N  
Chadwell SK72X  
Chilcote SK21V  
Chilcote West SK21Q  
Church Langton SP79G  
Clay Hill TF01G  
Claybrook Magna   SP48Z  
Clipsham quarries SK91Y  
Cold Overton Park Wood SK80J  
Cordhill Lane SK81N  
Coston SK82L  
Cote Hill Farm SP68G  
Cotesbach   SP58G Sally Cunningham
Cotesbach Fields Farm SP58F  
Cottesmore Airfield SK91D  
Cottesmore West SK81W  
Cream Gorse SK71C  
Cuckoo Lodge SK90R  
Desford East SK40W David Nicholls
Diseworth SK42M  
Donington Park SK42D  
Drayton SP89G  
Drayton South SP89F  
Edmondthorpe   SK81T  
Edmondthorpe North SK81U  
Essendine TF01L  
Essendine East TF01R  
Fenny Drayton SP39N  
Fenny Drayton South SP39M  
Foxton Locks SP68Z  
Foxton Prison SP78E  
Freeby SK82A  
Freeby View Farm SK72W  
Frisby SK61Y  
Frisby Grange SK61X  
Garthorpe Lodge SK82K  
Glooston Lodge SP79N  
Great Dalby SK71M  
Hallaton   SP79Y  
Halstead SK70M  
Hamilton SK60I  
Hardwick Farm SK91R  
Harris Bridge SK30L  
Harston Big Wood SK83K  
Harston NE SK83L  
Hemington Fields SK43K  
Higham West SP39S  
Hinckley SW SP49B  
Hose Lodge Farm SK73A  
Husbands Bosworth East SP68M  
Husbands Bosworth SE SP68L  
Ibstock Grange SK40E  
Illston on the Hill SP79E  
Isley Walton SK42H  
Kirby Bellars SK71D  
Kirby Lodge Farm SK71H  
Kirby Mallory SK40K  
Kithorpe Grange SK90W  
Knipton   SK83F  
Knipton Reservoir SK83A  
Knossington West SK70Z  
Langley Priory SK42G  
Laughton Hills SE SP68T  
Laughton West SP68U  
Leesthorpe SK71W  
Linton South SK21T  
Little Dalby Hall SK71R  
Little Orton SK30C  
Longcliff Hill SK62S  
Lubenham SP78D  
Lubenham West SP68Y  
Lutterworth North SP58N  
Magna Park South SP58B  
Marefield North SK70P  
Marefield Spinney SK70N  
Market Bosworth West SK30W  
Market Overton SK81Y  
Measham House Farm SK31L  
Medbourne South SP79V  
Mowsley SP68P  
Nailstone SK40D  
Nailstone East SK40I David Nicholls
Nether Broughton SK62X  
Netherseal   SK21W  
Netherseal West SK21R  
Newbold SK70U  
No Man's Heath SK20Z  
No Man's Heath NW SK20U  
Normanton East SK84F  
Normanton le Heath SK31R  
Normanton Lodge SK84B  
Normanton Lodge East SK84G  
Normanton Turville SP49Z Ted Gaten
Norris Hill SK31I  
North Luffenham SK90G  
Oakham West SK80P  
Odstone Hill House SK30Z  
Old Dalby Lodge SK62L  
Old Parks SK31U  
Orton NW SK20X  
Orton on the Hill SK30B  
Orton West SK20W  
Overseal   SK21X  
Owston Woods East SK80D  
Peaslands Farm SK52X  
Peatling Parva North SP59V Craig Mabbett
Peckleton SK40Q David Nicholls
Pickwell SK71V  
Pickworth SK91W  
Piper Wood SK42Q  
Potter's Wood SK21S  
Poultney   SP58X  
Queniborough Brook SK61Q  
Queniborough South SK61K  
Ragdale SK61U  
Ratcliffe Culey SP39J  
Red Hill SK43V  
Redhill Lodge SP99J  
Roundabout Spinney SK40V David Nicholls
Rowden House Farm SP39T  
Saddington SW SP69K  
Saltby SK82N  
Saltby Airfield SK82T  
Saxelbye East SK72A  
Scaffacre Farm/New Wood SK42L  
Scotlands Farm SK32W  
Seagrave SK61D  
Seagrave Grange SK61E  
Seagrave Wolds SK61J  
Seaton South SP99D  
Shangton SP79D  
Shangton Grange SP79I  
Shawell SP58K  
Shearsby West SP69A Phil Adams
Sheepy Magna West SK30A  
Shepshed SK41U  
Sibson SK30K  
Sibson East SK30Q  
Snarestone West SK30J  
South Croxton SK61V  
South Kilworth Lodge SP58W  
South Whitham South SK91J  
South Wood west SK32K  
Spinney Hills SK60C  
Sproxton SK82M  
Sproxton Quarry SK82S  
Sroxton Lodge SK82X  
Stamford North TF00J  
Stanford Hall SP57Z  
Stapleford Lodge SK71Y  
Stapleford South SK81D  
Stapleton SP49J  
Stretton en le Field SK31A  
Stretton NE SK91U  
Stretton North SK91P  
Stretton Wood SK91N  
Studbrook Hollow SK42I  
Swinford Corner SP58Q  
Teigh Gate House SK81M  
Teigh South SK81S  
The Cross Hands SK30G  
Theddingworth   SP68S  
Theddingworth Lodge SP68N  
Thorpe by Water South SP89X  
Thorpe Satchville SK71F  
Thorpe Trussels SK71G  
Thrussington Grange SK61P  
Tilton SW SK70H  
Tinwell South TF00C  
Tipping's Lodge SK82P  
Tipping's Lodge SK82U  
Tixover South SP99U  
Turnpole Wood TF01B  
Twycross East SK30M  
Twyford South SK70J  
Upton SP39U  
Vowe's Gorse SP79Z  
Walcote SP58R  
Walton SK51Z  
Walton SP58Y  
Walton Grange SP68D  
Waterloo Lodge Farm SK60Z  
Watling House SP48T  
Welford North SP68K  
Welford NW SP68F  
Wellsborough SK30R  
Weston by Welland SP79Q  
Whissendine SK81H  
Whissendine NW SK81C  
Whissendine South SK81G  
Whissendine SW SK81B  
Willoughby East SK62M  
Wilson SK42C  
Witherley SP39I Graham Calow
Woodville SK31E  
Wycomb SK72S  
Wymondham SK81P